You are probably aware that the dryer has a lint trap that needs to be cleaned regularly. The filter needs to be cleaned, keeping the dryer at peak performance. Otherwise, the machine may start choking, or things may turn into a fire hazard.
HOW OFTEN TO CLEAN A
WASHING MACHINE FILTER?
REPLACE THE FILTER
HOW TO CLEAN A PUMP FILTER
HOW TO CLEAN
SCRUB THE FILTER
Use a soft-bristled brush, such as an old
toothbrush or dish brush, to scrub the
filter and remove any mildew or mould.
SOAK THE FILTER
It would be best to fill up a bucket or a
basin large enough to submerge the
filter in hot water and a bit of dish soap or
liquid laundry detergent.
WIPE THE FILTER AND
Use the cloth to wipe any debris and lint;
remember, you may need a torch to
check the inside of the filter's housing.
The best thing to do is to check the
manual of your particular machine, but
guidelines may range from cleaning
once a year to a few times a year.
LOCATING THE FILTER
To locate the filter on your washing
machine, you should check the
owner's manual, but the most
common places you can find it is in
the centre of the agitator.
Unlike dryer filters, washing machine
filters don't need to be dry when
replacing them in the machine, so you
don't need to dry anything.
RUN A SHORT WASH CYCLE
Run the washer's short cycle and check if
the filter is securely placed. If you see any
leaks, you should remove the filter and
reinsert it to see if that fixes things.
While the pumps are technically self-
cleaning, you should run a short and empty
wash cycle to flush lint and the buildup
every month to three months